2007

30 December 2007 – 19th Century Holiday Sales

2021-07-29T14:28:29-04:00December 30th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 30 December 2007 19th Century Holiday Sales By Mary Ann Ashcraft Did your family receive an HDTV from Santa this Christmas?  Perhaps you gave someone a cell phone, wrapped a box of Legos for a grandchild or sent an Amazon gift certificate to a person who was hard to please.  Whatever you gave or [...]

16 December 2007 – Helping for the Holidays

2021-07-29T14:29:20-04:00December 16th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 16 December 2007 Helping for the Holidays By Mary Ann Ashcraft The men, women and children residing at the Carroll County Alms House (now the Farm Museum) in 1893 were not forgotten by the community during the Christmas season.  According to an article in the December 30th Democratic Advocate, a number of festivities were [...]

2 December 2007 – Roads Took Their Tolls

2021-07-29T14:30:01-04:00December 2nd, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 2 December 2007 Roads Took Their Tolls By Mary Ann Ashcraft Our imagination is always stirred by reminders of former times.  While antique furniture and old buildings may be the first things that come to mind, Carroll County still has a few remnants of the many toll roads that were built in the 19th [...]

18 November 2007 – Woodbine a Testament to History

2021-07-29T14:31:08-04:00November 18th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 18 November 2007 Woodbine a Testament to History By Mary Ann Ashcraft No matter what is thrown its way, the village of Woodbine survives.  Situated on the South Branch of the Patapsco River, it has suffered through economic swings, fires and devastating floods, but has always managed to keep its “head” above water. Steep [...]

4 November 2007 – Old Jail Served its Purpose

2021-07-29T14:31:47-04:00November 4th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 4 November 2007 Old Jail Served its Purpose By Mary Ann Ashcraft One of the most fascinating old buildings in Carroll County is the former county jail still located at its original site on North Court Street, Westminster.  Builders Johnzey Selby and Benjamin Forrester were awarded a $4,000 contract to construct the facility in [...]

21 October 2007 – Wisconsin Woman Delves into Family History

2021-07-29T14:32:30-04:00October 21st, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 21 October 2007 Wisconsin Woman Delves into Family History By Mary Ann Ashcraft One of the gifts Carroll County gives some of her lucky sons and daughters is “roots.” But if you live far away, the history of your family may be hard to discover without local help.  Staff and volunteers at the Historical [...]

7 October 2007 – Popular Photographers

2021-07-29T14:33:36-04:00October 7th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 7 October 2007 Popular Photographers By Mary Ann Ashcraft Did you know the Jones sisters of Sykesville?  Most of us did not, but we are disadvantaged because these fascinating women were well worth knowing. Fanny, Ida and Elsie Jones, born in the 1880s, were the only children of a prosperous farmer named Nicholas Jones [...]

23 September 2007 – Serving the Children

2021-07-29T14:34:29-04:00September 23rd, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 23 September 2007 Serving the Children By Mary Ann Ashcraft History sneaks up on you in strange and interesting ways.  In Mt. Airy, there is a house opposite the elementary school on North Main Street which has a roof that once covered a pavilion at the long-lost Garrett Sanatorium.   Study the pavilion in the [...]

9 September 2007 – Men Found War “Exemption”

2021-07-29T14:35:08-04:00September 9th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 9 September 2007 Men Found War “Exemption” By Mary Ann Ashcraft In September 1862, Robert E. Lee led his Army of Northern Virginia into Maryland for the first time and the state experienced the Civil War in a new way.  The battles at South Mountain and Antietam must have been very sobering in Carroll [...]

26 August 2007 – Union Bridge Economy Prospered From Limestone

2021-07-29T14:36:32-04:00August 26th, 2007|2007, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 26 August 2007 Union Bridge Economy Prospered From Limestone By Mary Ann Ashcraft For years farmers near Union Bridge burned local limestone in small kilns to spread on the soil and Israel Rinehart operated a marble quarry close by, but no one recognized the rock had far greater potential until 1909.  That year, a [...]

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